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Is your packaging recyclable?

Yes, most of our packaging is made from paper, plastic and glass that can be recycled.

What is the Proposition 65 Warning on some of your bio-identical body cream products?

In 1986, the State of California adopted the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, Proposition 65 (Prop 65), which applies not only to water, but also to consumer goods sold in California. The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) oversees Prop 65 issues. Prop 65 requires the State of California to publish and maintain a list of chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. The list is updated periodically; the most recent list and other Prop 65 information is available on OEHHA’s website: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/prop65.html

Substances on the list that OEHHA believes cause cancer are called carcinogens; those that OEHHA believes cause birth defects or other reproductive harm are called reproductive toxicants. Currently, over eight hundred substances are on the list. Substances can be added to or removed from the list by various mechanisms, such as declaration by an authoritative body or by scientific testing.

Many of the substances on the list are naturally occurring in the environment or are now present in the environment through increased industrial activity. Some of these substances may accumulate in varying amounts, at different times, in different plants or animals. Natural products—including herbs, vitamins, minerals and other supplements, as well as many natural foods and cosmetics— are produced using ingredients and materials from the natural environment. Because of this, it is possible that some of the substances on the list may from time to time be present in these natural products. In addition, some of the ingredients found in natural products—such as the natural progesterone found in natural progesterone products—are in and of themselves identified as substances on the Prop 65 list.

Why Theraneem?

The brands main distinguishing factors are the high concentration of active ingredients, and the quality of neem, used across the product line. Fifty-eight percent of products include two or more forms of neem…including 100% organic neem seed oil (highest standard of organic certification), organic neem leaf tea as the product base and/or the use of concentrated organic supercritical extracts. The advanced supercritical extraction process is known for producing the cleanest, most concentrated, and unaltered complete bouquet of a plants constituents (oils, pigments and resins) in extract form. No other neem-based brand currently offers products which include supercritical extracts. ​

What is Neem?

Neem oil is rich in fatty acids, such as palmitic, linoleic, and oleic acids, which help support healthy skin. While neem oil is generally applied to the scalp or skin to treat conditions like dandruff and acne, the extract of the neem leaf is typically taken orally. The leaf of the plant also provides health benefits. The leaves contain plant compounds called flavonoids and polyphenols, which have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties.

What are the Benefits of Neem?

Hair Care: Neem is known for not only alleviating dryness and itchiness, but also for providing moisture so your hair looks super healthy year-round. Oral Care: Neem bark and leaf extract is most effectively used fight oral plaque buildup and prevent gingivitis. Mouthwash containing Neem is a remedy for tooth decay and to maintain healthy gums. Skin Care: Neem oil is filled with ingredients that benefit the skin, like vitamin E and essential fatty acids, which make it a great natural method to fight off dryness. Research has found it can penetrate deeply into the skin, healing the cracks that occur from severe dryness and making sure all your moisture stays locked in. It also has antibacterial properties making it a great acne treatment. Digestive Health: Neem promotes a healthy digestive system by protecting the stomach, aiding in elimination, and removing toxins and noxious bacteria. Its leaves are often used to treat heartburn and indigestion.

How Supercritical extracts are made?

1. Liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) is pumped into an extractor tank containing plant material. 2. Particles of the plant material are suspended in the liquid CO2. 3. The particles are separated from the CO2. The CO2 is returned to the tank. 4. Then the final extract is collected for use. Supercritical extracts are very concentrated. It takes approximately 250 pounds of plant material to create 1 pound of supercritical Neem extract, for example. CO2 extracts are additionally free from organic solvents like hexane, acetone and toluene. The original plant material we use for our supercritical Neem extracts is also organic to help ensure the final extract does not contain chemical pesticide residue, either.

Neem Sourcing Process Overveew

Our neem is sourced in partnership with a sustainable farm, Nisarga, in Western India. The farms are fertilized by their own cows and have been certified organic by ECOCERT. The farms hire local labor to support the surrounding community and also to give back while providing the farmers opportunities to better their livelihood. Continuous education is imparted to local farmers through experiments in our farms to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the land and to encourage and implement innovations in the area. Nisarga is also certified For Life by IMO Switzerland which certifies that all workers are treated with the respect and consideration they deserve. https://nisargabioproducts.in/ https://www.nisargaherbs.com/pages/organic-farms

What are Supercritical extracts?

Extracts are substances made by separating raw plant material into concentrated form. Depending upon the plant material used, extracts can be made by a number of processes, including: • Cold-pressing plant material (typically citrus) • Steam distillation • “Supercritical” liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) distillation • Other chemical solvent extraction (i.e. alcohol distillation, etc.) Steam distillation is one of the most common processes used. However, supercritical extracts are becoming more common. They are considered to be potentially superior to traditional steam distillations because the plant material is extracted at much lower temperatures, which may help preserve a fuller range of constituents from the original plant. That’s because the high temperatures required to create steam from water (100 degrees C / 212 degrees F) can potentially damage or destroy some of the constituents in the plant material—thereby altering the material from its original form. Supercritical extraction uses CO2 instead, bringing it to its liquid “supercritical” state at much lower temperatures (90-100 degrees F). That lower processing temperature helps ensure that the final extract contains a fuller spectrum of constituents than are typically derived from steam distillations. CO2 extracts are believed to be closer to the original source material than stream extracts.

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